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As promised

2011-10-25 02:47:11.380445+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

As promised, pictures of the rebar and forms from the shed: http://www.flutterby.net/2011-10-24_Workshop_Rebar_and_Forms

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-25 21:58:46.692697+00 by: meuon

So THAT is what it looks like when it is done to code! Wow. Impressive.

I'm just so used to some guy pounding limestone rock to make concrete over a wood fire, without any rebar, that it looks strange to see it done that way.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-25 23:39:56.230276+00 by: Dan Lyke

That's above code (and that first picture is very much in progress, you can tell from the lack of ties around the edge pieces).

I only needed to go every 18", I went for every 12".

Every intersection is tied, it probably only needed to be about 1 in 3. I believe that overlaps only need to be every 12" for standard overlaps, and 20" (in #4, or ½", rebar) for reinforcing areas. I was told that inspectors like to see 3', so except in the verticals on the corners (where I only had the full height of the bar to make the corners), my minimum overlap is 3', and exceeds 4' in most cases, with at least 4 ties around only the two pieces being tied (ties across junctions are counted separately).

In fact I've got a stack of "L"s that were about 33" on one side 'cause I miscalculated the amount of material used by the bend that'll probably become garden stakes... Sigh.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-27 21:47:48.544736+00 by: TC

look at you laying foundations and tying steel and stuff....I suppose you've researched 10k ballistic crete and will be laying Kevlar cloth instrata??<smirk>

Serious is you haven't already considered it, look into laying some pex tubing in there for hydronic heating. Tubing is cheap and you only get one chance to put it in.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-27 22:21:55.039532+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, thought about that, and...

And, yeah, if I thought 10k psi concrete with embedded kevlar would make a better shed, I'd be fighting the permitting department on it...